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saying that u.s./russia relations have never been worse. well elizabeth palmer has reported from moscow for years, and how has the russian media interpreted this morning? >> they're loving it. they're trying to line up with president trump against many of the u.s. institutions, and this really bolsters the case that they're trying to make that if it weren't for, for example, the justice department indictments and various -- what the russians would call deep state interference, president trump would be here offering normal relations with russia. so it's really played into putin's hands even before this summit gets going. >> what's the best-case scenario for president trump as he comes into the summit? >> oh, i think he's already come. he's come off this triumphant world cup soccer event, the
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largest event in the world. he hosted it. it was flawless. now he's being shown on tv all over the world sitting down with the u.s. president. he doesn't have to walk out of this with anything. he's already got a great victory. >> it is incredible to think in addition to this unprecedent private meeting between the two presidents, there will also be a press conference. there has not been a press conference with putin for more than a decade because obama refused to do that. does that give putin some standing he has not had in the past decade? >> absolutely. it adds to his stature. he loves to talk. so relaxed. he's going to be enjoying that moment. if history teaches us anything,
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he's going bring it off. >> thank you so much. for now, let's send it back to new york. john? >> norah, thank you. "face the nation" moderator margaret brennan is with us. margaret, what are we looking for today? >> i think what we're watching here is another end to obama legacy. isolated putin is no longer. he comes in the wake of this huge world cup, you know, step on to the global stage, and now he's being welcomed with open arms in many ways by the president of the united states. it's not only the kind of attention he's craved, but it's the exact opposite message that has been delivered by world leaders. if you miss behave, that airline crash killed over 300 people. russia was blamed for that.
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you have the russian meddling, military intervention. that was why he was ice lated by obama and world leaders up to this point. so what president trump is saying here which is consistent with his sort of world view, his history starts now. this starts with me. this is the reset and all that doesn't matter. that's what's so troubling to president trump's national security staff. they're saying, no, no, we need this security staff. we need to put pressure on putin to get somewhere. >> president obama called putin a regional power and that seemed to eric him. he wanted to be known as a global leader. he lied to president trump. he said vladimir putin told me no. this directly links the meddling with the russian government. >> right. >> how important is it for
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president trump to say you lied to me, why. >> for many it is important to say, we know what you did and in many ways that indictment is not so much about prosecution but deterrence. look at the detail in the 29 pages to say we know exactly how you did this, so don't do it again. if i don't do it again, it was that they were doing it right now. he's saying there's meddling happening going into the november races. >> how far do we expect him to press president putin on this. he's been reluctant to press president putin leading up to anything today. >> that's why i said it starts with him. the history is in the past. that's why it's interesting to hear from the national security director kirstjen nielsen and dan coats. they're trying to emphasize that
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to the president. >> we should note we're waiting to hear from president putin and president trump. while we wait for that, margaret, on this question, president trump said the russians would have never gone into crimea if i were president. but they are, as you say, according to the national intelligence, they are in an ongoing operation. so this isn't about the past. this is about the present. and one interesting split i thought was that you had that. john bolton the national security adviser said the same thing. now we're relying on the president's world to give us an account of what hiser saying is the number one agenda item, how that went. >> that hasn't happened since the meeting in 2005.
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they said, we learned better. we learned not to do that again. what is president putin going to say in terms of, idt do it? is he going to choose to say, yes, you did? would you have attacked america when i wasn't in the oval office? >> the president's argument is i'm downplaying this question of interphoenix, because there are things we need to work with russia on. that sets expectations high. this interference that people are worried about, let's not focus on that. let's focus on what we can do together. what can u.s. and russia do together? what would big achievements be? >> in some ways the strategy has been successful because he said, you need me. even if i miss behave, i'm going to show how much you need me on these international agreements. in terms of deliverables, people were low
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ngingfruit. they were looking if the so-called new start treaty which put caps on the missiles and the like, however, russia is already cheating on another nuclear arms treaty. president trump could extend that and allow him to put the trump brand on it. will he accept it? i don't know. he wouldn't do that with the nuclear deal on iran, put his own deal on it and extend it. would he do that here? i don't know. the other is windows dressing, some humanitarian access. nsc officials said yesterday to me they were asking to bring convoys into syria into the southern part of that country which by the way is under assault right now in violation of an agreement that vladimir putin and president trump made twice in vietnam and in germany in 2017. so that's what's interesting, this idea of approaching, we can
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have another agreement with russia in syria at a time when they are actively violating the line we already vchlt they're also talking about possibly -- whether or not to bring up with vladimir putin the idea of asking for help evacuating some of those that the u.s. previously supported like the white helmets, the rescue workers, who have been helping out syrians in distress. >> the concern is vladimir putin will run circles around president trump. not only does he have kgb experience but 20 years as a president. president trump has a we'll see, wing-it concern. let's bring in ian bremmer who's joining us on this issue alone about vladimir putin running circles around president trump. how concerning is that? >> i think it's concerning to trump's own administratoadminis
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adviser. trump was running all of these bilaterals himself. he wasn't going to his advisers, even with the g7 and larry kudlow, frequently taking a big piece of it. he clearly isn't prepped for this meeting. putin really is. the first 90 minutes, it's just the two of them. he's going to bring up russian interference. what is he going to say? we know what trump's thinking about, hey, to the extent this guy was involved, he was supporting me, going after the dnc, hillary clinton. is he going to mention that? that's one of the reasons. that's a really unprecedent esidt be in. >> it looks like -- >> apparently we have the two presidents sitting down and we'll now go to them.
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electorals brelectoral s --mber. nkyou. >> thank thank youy much. well, first of all, mr. president, i'd like to congratulate you on a really great world cup, one of the best ever from what everybody tells me, one of the best ever, and also for your team itself doing so well. >> i watched quite a bit in the united states. we call it soccer. i watched quite a bit ofd semin spectacular games, but it was beautifully done. so congratulations on that. >> most importantly, we have a
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lot of good things to talk about and things to talk on everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear to china. we'll be talking a little bit about china. our mutual friend, president xi. >> i think we have great opportunities together as two countries. frankly, we have not been getting along for the last number of years. i've not been here too long, it's getting close to two years, but we'll be having an extraordinary relationship, i hope so. for the past two years that getting along
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with russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. >> and i really think the world wants to see us get along. we are the two great nuclear powers. we have 90% of the nuclear, and that's not a good thing. that's a bad thing. and i think we hopefully can do something about that because it's not a positive force. it's a e, song about that among other things.
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>> and with that the world awaits, and i look forward to our personal discussion, which i think begins now, and then we're going to meet our whole team. you have quite a few representatives, and we all have a lot of questions, and hopefully we'll come up with answers hopefully. it's great to be with you. >> thank you very much. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you very much. >> and there you see that handshake and warm words between
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president trump and president putin as president trump is congratulations president putin on a very successful world cup and said everybody watched it and it was spectacular. elizabeth palmer is with me and has covered putin for decades since he's been in power. what did you make of the comments, the body language? >> he was looking very relaxed, but not eager. president trump was leaning forward with some intensity. president putin looked almost -- bored is way too strong but slightly detached. >> is that intentional. >> we have to remember he was an expert, trained in spy games. and he was noncommittal. president trump actually put son suggestio -- some suggestions on the table, so putin is playing his cards close to his chest. >> when president trump says we want to see the world getting along, that getting a g how
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that square with the rest of the u.s. is sayg about american democracy through cyber attacks and other means? >> well, getting along with russia is a good thing. the question is at what cost. if it means putting up with russia's continuing attacks on american institutions and trying to enlarge its sphere of influence in europe and undercutting nato, then probably most of the american institutions would say, no, the cost is just too high. it's unlikely that putin is going to leave this conference having given anything up, let's just say right now. >> all right. well, now this historic summit between the two of them that some in the administration is trying to downplay as meeting but an extraordinary hour and half is scheduled, an hour and a half private meeting that president trump called a perm meeting between the two of them and then a pressmajor rret
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president trump as he travels through europe. what else strikes you on what president trump said just this morning? >> well, talking about the hope for an extraordinary relationship with russia sets a pretty high bar. one thing i think that's worth remembering as president trump goes into this summit, he's got a few things on his mind about the government. he'll come in and say our economy is very strong. he has authorized the export of liquefied gas to europe. it hasn't happened yet, but it's in process. that's a counterweight. remember, the trump administration also approved the lethal weapons to ukraine. that hasn't changed the military dynamic inny way, it's a step the obama administration didn't take. he has done things to send a signal to president putin that he's going to be tougher in terms of
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equipment in terms of ukraine than his predecessor was. that's something president trump will bring to this meeting and convey to putin one way o the other. >> all right. major garrett also here in helsinki. thank you. we'll have full coverage of the summit in helsinki on "cbs this morning" and we'll bring you news coverage on president trump and president putin as it happens later this morning. coverage will continue on your local news on this cs station and our 24-hour streaming network cbsn. watch it on cbsnews.com. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with john dickerson, gayle king,ayle bianna golodryga. >> announcer: for cbs news go to cbsnews.com.
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that w coverage from helsinki. right now it's time to return to our show. we'll go to weather. right now it's 7:18.
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rash of fires burning in our state. who the man was...and the latest on the firefight is coming up. this morning another crash involving an amtrak train and a car is under investigation... officials say this time, the driver made it out alive. a woman missing for a week is found alive after plunging her car off of a cliff. how she's doing today, is next. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. novak djokovic won his fourth wimbledon title. djokovic defeated kevin anderson in straight sets for his 13th grand slam ti bt's h first major title in more than two years. he struggled with elbow issues that eventually required surgery that caused him to fall out of the top 20 rankings for the first time in more than a decade. the 12 boys and their soccer
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coach rescued from a flooded cave in thailand are doing incredibly well and are expected to be discharged on saturday. on thursday the boys learned of the rescue efforts to save them and the navy s.e.a.l. who died. some of the boys got emotional during a moment of silence in his honor. the boys continue to recover, but remain susceptible to infection and need to rest. and a florida sheriff's deputy was forced to intervene yesterday when he encountered slow-moving traffic on a road outside a park. >> the nerve of this guy. he's literally going one mile per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. i mean the guy's easily 100. he shouldn't be out on the roadway to begin with. i tried to talk to him and he snapped at me. >> well, he said he tried to shoo the turtle off the road, but pped back.
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before president trump tweeted our relationship has never been worse. this morning he told cbs's jeff glor he describe it as a witch hunt referring to the investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. and chicago police released body cam video of a man killed by police friday. harith augustus had a gun in his hollister and was reaching for his waist. it's not clear whether he was reaching for his gun. he did not fire the weapon. he died from multiple gunshot
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wounds. some protesters threw rocks and bottles at police. ir natl igf cyber attacks against the u.s. he called russia the most aggressive offender. elizabeth palmer looked at what they're doing to crack down on cyber invaders. >> reporter: ben nimmo is a cyber investigator for the d.c.-based investment council. with the u.s. midterms approaching, he's teaching these activists and social media experts how to detect and expose russian disinformation online. >> we know elections are always a big juicy target. >> reporter: the aim is to head off the kind of russian meddling that tainted america's 2016 presidential campaign, but with the mid under way, nimmo agrees with
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u.s. ill intelligence that russian trolls and bots -- those are automated fake accounts -- are preparing a flock of toxic and divisive disinformation aimed squarely at u.s. voters. >> you'll see lots of push on gun control, on immigration, race relations. >> all the hot issues. >> hot issues. supreme court will, i expect, to see attacks. >> reporter: all it will take is a single call from the kremlin to sic it on the election. >> could the trump/putin summit turn out so well, so cordial, that they won't interfere in the midterms? >> no. i think solving the disinformation issue is zero. >> elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. well, coming up on "cbs this
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morning," a preview of sacha baron cohen's new show "who is america?" which offers a glimpse. and we'll talk with director boots riley about his cody "sorry about you" about racism and capitalism. that's the cbs news for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- ca by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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i'm kenny choi. and i'm michelle griego. time is 4-- here's emily turner with a check of weather. dozens of wildfires are
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good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. we are here this monday. >> i'm here. >> you're special too. >> i don't come bearing gifts. unfortunately it's a little foggy with low clouds out there. take a live look outside, low clouds there on the horizon. they are keeping temperatures moderate for this time of morning. we'll look at how warm it's going to get later today coming up. this is southbound 101 at silver, there's an incident on the shoulder. cruising speed there around 30 miles an hour, so all the lanes are open but you'll see the flashing lights. it's a visual distraction making your way through there. we have slowdowns through the altamont pass,

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